BREAKING NEWS: Michael Crabtree Coming (to Dallas) and Going (to the NFL)
In news that should surprise no one, Michael Crabtree's last college game will be Jan. 2 in the last Cotton Bowl played in Dallas. No official announcement, but I hear the Texas Tech All-World receiver and two-time Biletnikoff Award winner is making plans for the future.
And they include more Dallas than Lubbock.
Seems he's coming home for the Cotton Bowl. And he may be staying awhile.
According to a source, Crabtree, a former star at Carter High School, plans to participate in Deion Sanders' "Prime U" workout camps at SMU aimed at getting prospects ready for professional football in general and the NFL Scouting Combine in specific.
More proof that he's planning for a profitable future as a Top 5 draft pick, Crabtree has also tabbed Dallas' Anthony "Paco" Montoya to be his professional personal assistant. Montoya, if you remember, served the same function for a pretty decent Dallas receiver of the past - Michael Irvin.
Now, if the Cowboys could finagle a way to draft Crabtree and make him get a permanent home here. - Richie Whitt
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